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Thai man suspected of shooting Briton appears in court

A man suspected of shooting dead a 22-year-old British tourist in Thailand on New Year's Eve has appeared in court.

Ekkapan Kaewkla, 26, was arrested over the killing of Stephen Ashton, of south London.

Mr Ashton, a former city trader from Purley, was reportedly caught by a stray bullet during a fight between two groups at a bar on the island of Koh Phangan.

Mr Kaewkla is also suspected of carrying a weapon on the island following the shooting.

Jonathan Head reports.

  • 03 Jan 2013
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